The last ever post for studio stitches

To all my dear customers this is my last post for studio stitches needlepoint kits. It was 20 years ago when I began designing and selling my kits online but the time has come to say goodbye. In recent years a lot has happened in the online space and the time needed to stay relevant […]

Welcome to January 2022

Happy new year one and all! I hope that after the holiday season you are finding some time to stitch and find some serenity. New designs for ’22 Many of you have asked me for more small projects. Small is great while you travel to work or play and also for those wanting to start […]

Spring into studio stitches needlepoint

Hello stitchers! I hope this finds you in good health and with a pile of projects and a stash of new ideas. Here in Adelaide, Spring has sprung and we are putting away our winter woolies and looking forward to the sunshine and more time to stitch. In the studio It’s busy time in the […]

Stitching the Sturt Pea

Hello stitchers! I hope this finds you all safe and enjoying your latest project(s). In the studio This month I am delighted to share my newest #needlepoint design, the Sturt Pea, the floral emblem of my home state, South Australia. It is the third in my series of iconic Australian Wildflowers. I know there are […]

May news from studio stitches #needlepoint

Hello stitchers! I hope this finds you with a pile of lovely projects and the time to get to them. It’s late Autumn here in Adelaide with leaves turned golden and the days getting quite chilly and shorter. A perfect time to turn our thoughts to the warm indoors and plan our new needlepoint projects. […]

Autumn news from Studio Stitches needlepoint

Adelaidians commonly refer to this month as Mad March. That’s because there is so much going on in our beautiful little city. Writer’s Week, The Adelaide Festival, The Fringe and before COVID a very noisy but exciting car race. While the public festivities have been restricted by COVID rules, the city is looking its best […]

Needlepoint – a social fabric

Needlepoint is the social of all crafts. You can talk, watch TV, listen to podcasts, radio, music, and importantly, other people while you stitch needlepoint. With one easy stitch and coloured canvas to take all all the guesswork out it allows you to either be social or enter “the zone” of calm meditation. Interestingly, in […]

Banksia, an Aussie wildflower icon

Happy New Year and thank you for your support in 2020! To celebrate the new year here’s the first hand painted Studio Stitches needlepoint kit for 2021, the Banksia cushion. The second in my wildflower series of floral Aussie icons and just in time for Australia Day. This design has been months in the making […]

November needlepoint news

Welcome to the Studio Stitches Novembers news! What’s happening in the studio this month? It’s hard for me to believe that it’s almost the end of this strange and difficult year. Things are cranking up for Christmas in the studio. I have finally, after many stops and starts, finished the Banksia design. this is the […]

Unfinished needlepoint and their stories

A gift I was recently given a huge box of unfinished #needlepoint. They were all from the same man, a retired tailor, who took up needlepoint when he stopped work.  The box contained at least fifty canvases in various stages of completion, with some untouched. There were also hundreds of boxes of tapestry wool, most […]